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Here’s the Herculean effort Bernie Sanders would have to undertake to try to keep one of his campaign promises

Bernie Sanders made a promise during Sunday's Democratic debate that he's insisted on before — that he'll reduce the prison population in America by so much that the country will no longer lead the world in incarceration.<p>On Sunday, he promised he'd do it by the end of his first term in …

Bernie Sanders

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

The White House

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Physics

Space travel for the 1%: Virgin Galactic's $250,000 tickets haunt New Mexico town

The craft broke up in the clear sky 45,000 feet over the Mojave desert. During a Virgin Galactic test flight on a still October morning, co-pilot Michael Alsbury accidentally pulled a lever, prematurely deploying SpaceShipTwo’s silver scissor wings. With a sound “like paper fluttering in the wind”, …

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: When to Catch It Tonight

A supermoon lunar eclipse will put on a show tonight -- marking the first time the spectacle has occurred in more than three decades.<p>A supermoon …

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>Stephen Chambers<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in …

Black History